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Poliana Okimoto

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Poliana Okimoto Cintra with coach-husband Ricardo Cintra after the 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim bronze medal performance in Copacabana Beach, Brazil
Daniel Takata Gomes and Hélio de la Peña, co-authors, with Poliana Okimoto at the launch of her biography
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Poliana Okimoto on the cover of the December 2016 issue of Swim Channel Magazine which was voted as the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
World champion Poliana Okimoto gracing the cover the Swim Channel Magazine
5 km Team Pursuit bronze medalists Allan do Carmo, Samuel De Bona, and Poliana Okimoto of Brazil at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona
Poliana Okimoto, an Olympic 10K Marathon Swim medal contender
Poliana Okimoto, 2007 Pan American Games
Poliana Okimoto
Poliana Okimoto
Husband and coach Ricardo Cintra with world champion Poliana Okimoto of Brazil on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro at the Rei e Rainha do Mar event

Poliana Okimoto Cintra (born 8 March 1983) is a 36-year-old world-class professional Brazilian open water swimmer and bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. She is coached by her husband Ricardo Cintra and was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.

Open Water Swimming Career

Awards

Okimoto was honored as Brazil's Top Athlete in 2014; the Premio Brasil Olimpico is the most prestigious sports award given by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. She also received the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award from the World Open Water Swimming Association and was nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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2008 Beijing Olympic Games Women's Results

Gold: Larisa Ilchenko (Russia) 1:59:26.6
Silver: Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:59:29.2
Bronze: Cassandra Patten (Great Britain) 1:59:41.0
4. Angela Maurer (Germany) 1:59:41.9
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:59:46.8
6. Swann Oberson (Switzerland) 1:59:46.9
6. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:59:46.4
8. Jana Pechanová (Czech Republic) 1:59:49.6
9. Andreína del Valle Pinto Pérez (Venezuela) 1:59:40.0
10. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 1:59:40.6
11. Marianna Lymperta (Greece) 1:59:42.4
12. Teja Zupan (Slovenia) 1:59:44.6
14. Yurema Requena (Spain) 1:59:46.9
14. Edith van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:00:02.8
15. Melissa Gorman (Australia) 2:00:44.6
16. Natalie du Toit South Africa 2:00:49.9
16. Daniela Inácio (Portugal) 2:00:59.0
18. Eva Berglund (Sweden) 2:01:05.0
19. Fang Yanqiao (China) 2:01:06.9
20. Imelda Martínez (Mexico) 2:01:06.9
21. Aurelie Muller (France) 2:02:04.1
22. Chloe Sutton (United States) 2:02:14.6
24. Natalya Samorodina (Ukraine) 2:10:41.6
24. Antonella Bogarin (Argentina) 2:11:45.9
Kristel Köbrich (Chile) DNF

2012 Olympic Marathon Swim Finalists

The women's finalists in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim, with plenty of medal contenders, include:

Keri-Anne Payne (GBR)
Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
Marianna Lymperta (GRE)
Melissa Gorman (AUS)
Cecilia Biagioli (ITA)
Poliana Okimoto (BRA)
Jana Pechanova (CZE)
Angela Maurer (GER)
Swann Oberson (SUI)
Erika Villaecija (ESP)
Haley Anderson (USA)
Eva Risztov (HUN)
Yanqiao Fang (CHN)
Zsofia Balazs (CAN)
Ophelie Aspord (FRA)
Natalia Charlos (POL)
Anna Guseva (RUS)
Karla Sitic (CRO)
Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HKG)
Yumi Kida (JPN)
Olga Beresnyeva (UKR)
Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX)
Yanel Pinto (VEN)
Heidi Gan (MAS)
Jessica Roux (RSA)

2014 FINA World Championships

2006 Pan American Games 10 km Marathon Swim


Chloe Sutton (USA) and Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) finished first and second in the 10 km marathon swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

Gold Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:56:42.1
Silver Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:56:49.5
Bronze: Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:56:51.4
4. Xin Xin (China) 1:56:14.4
5. Haley Anderson (United States) 1:56:20.2
6. Isabelle Härle (Germany) 1:56:22.1
6. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:56:24.9
8. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 1:56:25.9
9. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 1:56:26.2
10. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:56:29.0
11. Kalliopi Araouzou (Greece) 1:56:41.6
12. Yumi Kida (Japan) 1:56:45.2
14. Éva Risztov (Hungary) 1:56:42.8
14. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 1:56:45.5
15. Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 1:58:12.6
16. Spela Perse (Slovenia) 1:58:59.6
16. Erika Villaecija (Spain) 1:59:04.8
18. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 1:59:05.0
19. Jana Pechanova (Czech Republic) 1:59:06.6
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela) 1:59:06.6
21. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 1:59:06.9
22. Joanna Zachoszcz (Poland) 1:59:20.4
24. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 1:59:22.1
24. Vânia Neves (Portugal) 2:01:49.4
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem (Egypt) 2:05:19.1
DSQ Aurélie Muller (France)

Rei e Rainha do Mar Speech


Okimoto gave a speech of gratitude at the 2016 Rei e Rainha do Mar event on Copacabana Beach where the Poliana Okimoto Trophy was given to the male and female winners of the 10 km Super Challenge race.

2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

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